20-year-old arrested following February shooting in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) arrested 20-year-old Rafeal Torres-Arroyo of Colorado Springs in connection to a shooting that occurred in February of this year, according to court documents. Rafael Torres-Arroyo is facing three felony charges including attempted murder in the first degree, illegal discharge of a firearm, and criminal mischief.

According to the affidavit, CSPD responded to reports of a shooting at a home in the city on February 11, 2024. There, officers contacted the victim, 20-year-old Tyler Casados. Casados told officers he was going to meet his friend, Francisco Legarda, in the parking lot of the Babies-R-Us, 3555 Citadel Drive South, around 2:30 a.m. The affidavit states the two “were going to meet because Francisco owed Tyler $100.”

Documents say that Casados told police that a gray BMW sedan pulled in front of him when he arrived in the parking lot. Legarda exited that car and proceeded to get into the front seat of Casados’ car. Eventually, a man opened the driver’s door from the outside, reached into the car, and attempted to turn the car off. At the time, Casados believed the man to be Alexander Legarda, Francisco’s brother, or Rafael Torres-Arroyo, the suspect in the case.

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